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      21.05.2013 17:35
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      Sweet biscuits that are very good value

      ===The Product===

      Tesco fruit Shortcake Biscuits.
      Dark purple packet with image of biscuits down one side.
      Long shelf life - mine was until November.
      250 grams and 37 calories per biscuit (or so the packet states - but the website states 46 calories).
      Suitable for Vegetarians and each biscuit has 1.6 grams of fat.
      Contains wheat and gluten.
      Produced in the UK for Tesco and contains currents.



      ===Cost===

      59p.



      ===My Opinion===

      These are round light golden brown biscuits with a serrated edge as if they had just been cut out with cookie cutters. They are reasonably thick and have a scattering of currents throughout the mixture. The tops of the biscuits have a random decoration of holes as if they had been pricked by a fork - though of course done by machine. The tops of the biscuits are sprinkled with sugar so they have a glittering and sparkling appearance.
      These are very good biscuits which are made for Tesco and if put out on a plate would look appetising to offer round with tea or coffee. They are thick, sweet and tasty just like shortbread. They are not too crumbly so as to be very messy but have a nice texture so they break easily. They are tasty to eat on their own but are not the sort of biscuit I would want to dunk in a cup of tea.
      Although reasonably priced they do not look or taste cheap and if presented differently you could easily imagine these biscuits being much more expensive.
      A lovely sweet and tasty treat for yourself or visitors which are a nice change from the standard digestives or Rich Tea.
      The colour is just right and so is the texture - very good as some cheap biscuits can be rather hard and flavourless.
      Definitely the sort of biscuit I will be buying again.
      I am not sure why these are called 'shortcake' and not shortbread' but the texture is very similar, as is the taste. The fact they are sprinkled with sugar adds to their sort of home-made appearance.



      ===Star Rating===

      5 stars.



      ===Would I Recommend?===

      Yes.



      ===Website===

      www.tesco.com



      ===Ingredients===
      Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Currants (11%), Oatmeal, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Glucose Syrup, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Natural Flavouring, Colour (Curcumin).

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      27.03.2010 10:01
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      Good Buy

      Tesco Fruit Shortcake Biscuits 200g pack for 70p

      I love these biscuits and once I start eating them I find it very hard to stop!

      These biscuits come in 200g packs. They are round flat biscuits measuring about 4 inches in circumference and they are only around 1/4 of an inch thick. They have also have fluted edges.

      They are hard baked biscuits, very short in taste and very crispy. They contain fruit, mostly currents and raisins and they are covered in sugar - very fattenting! Each pack holds around 22 biscuits.

      The packet opens with a tear along strip situated about 2 inches from the top of the pack. This makes the pack very easy to open but once the pack has been opened it can not be resealed. I usually just pop the pack into a biscuit barrel, the lid of the barrel has a rubber seal and this works well to keep the biscuits fresh. Alternatively you could place the pack in a food bag and tie wrap it or put the pack in a biscuit tin.

      The biscuits are very crunchy and very moorish, they also taste quite a little bit salty. They are not any good for dunking as they just fall apart - not that I dunk anyway as I find this a disgusting habit - just my opinion.

      They work well to serve up for visitors as they are not at all messy to eat and they look good and smell lovely. A good alternative to serving chocolate biscuits, e.g. chocolate digestives, these can be messy to eat and have the risk of melting in hot weather making even more of a mess.

      Anyway these biscuits contain 499 calories per 100g and a mere 46 calories per biscuit. Ingredients include oatmeal although I have never tasted this along with wheat, sugar, fruit, flour, gluten and salt.

      A very nice biscuit and and quite a good price, can't comment on other brands as I have only tried Tesco's.

      They cost around 70p per pack in Tesco so a good one to look out for - just don't eat the whole pack!!!

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      01.06.2009 18:44
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      Fruit Shortcake biscuits

      With fruit and shortcake in one biscuit, how can you go wrong!

      I love biscuit product of any kind but one of my favourite varieties are fruit shortcake biscuits. These can be described as deliciously crumbly shortcake biscuits packed full of currants. Various companies make them, one of the most famous being McVities but I find the generic store bought varieties such as Tesco's are just as good and a little bit cheaper so that's not bad at all!

      The biscuits are round but have little curves all around the edges which in my opinion give it quite a fancy look and a different look than plain round biscuits. What I love is that they are generally packed with currants which are lovely and chewy and juicy. With some biscuits that have currants in you sometimes only get one or two which is hardly worth it all all but with these there are lots which I love.

      Shortcake is known for being a sweet biscuit which is quite crumbly that has butter as one of its main ingredients. Usually the biscuits then, have quite a rich buttery taste which is very addictive and these biscuits are no different. They have a lovely buttery taste and are also quite sweet and very moorish. They do crumble when you bite into them too which gives them a lovely consistency. Another great thing about these biscuits is that they have lots of sugar crystals on top of the biscuits which also add to its sweet taste and give the biscuit a bit of a crunch too and another interesting layer.

      Now, onto the nutritional values. Each biscuit has 46 calories which is fairly high but not as high as a chocolate biscuit so if you're in the mood for something sweet this is definitely a better choice. A 250g pack in Tesco only costs £0.57 pence which in my opinion is a bargain and definitely a product I recommend!

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        20.05.2009 22:54
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        Probably the only fruit biscuits that I'd eat

        I don't usually like fruity biscuits and would prefer to eat chocolate ones any day but Tesco's fruit shortcake biscuits have always managed to tempt me.

        These are shortcake biscuits with currants in them and sprinkled in lots of sugar. Each biscuit is thin and round with a rigged edge, like a flower. Although they're supposed to be shortcake they don't really taste like it, maybe because the biscuit is so thin, but they taste more like normal digestive biscuits. There are quite a few small currants dotted around in each biscuit which are usually fairly hard and sometimes can get a bit stuck in your teeth but mixed with the biscuit, creates a lovely taste. The sugar is what gives them such a yummy and sweet taste but I suppose it is the addition of the sugar that makes them not particularly healthy with 46 calories in each biscuit. They are tiny and can be eaten in two bites so this really is rather a lot of calories. But, without the sugar, they wouldn't taste anywhere near as nice, actually I don't think they'd taste particularly nice at all, so this is a much needed ingredient.

        They come in a purple plastic wrapper with a picture of the biscuits on tempting you to buy them. The 250g packet, which contains around 25 biscuits, costs only 57p which is brilliant value. I know the same biscuits from Asda cost exactly the same price but I haven't tried these so can't compare.

        These are highly addictive and I ate half a pack as soon as I bought them just in the car driving home! Great for my taste buds but not so great for my waistline!

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          17.04.2009 15:18
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          Tastes ok though!

          I absolutely love biscuits and get through lots of packets each week which is why I cut my shopping bill down a bit in this area and try shops own brand stuff unless big brands are on offer! I have to say so far that I actually do prefer branded and high quality goods most of the time though when it comes to biscuits and usually it's not worth going economy for on treats! However the other day I purchased these in Tesco's as at 51p a pack they seemed a bit of a bargain and I do like slightly chewy, fruity shortcake biscuits and knew I was going to stuff the lot in one sitting all by myself so I was thinking value as I purchased them! lol.

          The Packaging...

          Purple plastic 'tube shape' with a photograph of the biscuits on it and in white and lilac writing on the front I'm told they are Tesco Fruit Shortcake Biscuits, the best before date is stamped clearly on and an at a glance nutritional chart adorns the side of it. The back of the packet is white and on that I'm given a list of ingredients, allergy advice and told they are Vegetarian, nutritional information is given in depth, size is stated, contact details for Tesco are given and finally the bar-code is on there. Nice enough, informative packaging that doesn't look cheap or nasty to the eyes.

          The Biscuits Themselves....

          Well you know how I just said the wrapper doesn't look cheap? Well it is! I tore a hole in the top to remove the plastic so I was let with a more manageable 'tube' to slide my biscuits out of and it completely ripped and 18 biscuits fell to the floor and broke lol No messing I was left not only with broken biscuits (good job I was only having them myself) but crumbs went everywhere. So do be careful when opening them for heavens sake but I can tell you my dog, Zach loved em!

          Anyway the biscuits when I first saw them were small and round, golden in colour with a few bits of currants showing through in abundance and granulated white sugar sprinkled on the top every one of them. The top has lots of holes partially through the biscuit and the edges are fluted and they do have a sort of baked look to them.

          Not very thick, these are crispyish rather than deep, crunchy and buttery as I expected shortcake to be (no butter is listed in the ingredients by the way). Also it lacked 'chew' and that familiar melt in the mouth texture I'm used to.

          Even though mine were broken I did dunk them and these are one quick dunk biscuits, they don't like liquid and as I previously mentioned they are not thick in texture and absorb alot of liquid and quickly break giving you lots of scum in a mug lol.

          Taste wise..well they're ok really. They're not awful but I don't think these have earned the right to be called shortbread cos they're simply not! The fruit in them is bitty rather than moist and plump but there is a good amount of fruit and the biscuit has a bit of an oaty taste to it and contains an adequate amount of sweetness to the mix and on the biscuits.

          Overall...

          They look ok as long as they're not broken. They're not greasy or too dry and are simply good enough. Though I'm just not raving about them if I was visiting someone and they offered me one of these with a cuppa I wouldn't say no they're just nothing all that special that's all! Worth a try at only 51p a packet but do bear in mind they are only a mouthful in size and you only get 18 of them in a packet. only available in Tesco Stores.

          Ingredients....

          Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Currants (11%), Oatmeal Flour, Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Flavouring, Colour (Curcumin).

          Allergy Advice....
          Contains: Wheat, Gluten
          Recipe: No nuts
          Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
          Factory: Before being prepared for manufacture of this product, the equipment was previously used to make products containing nuts.

          Each Biscuit contains....

          46: Calories
          Sugar: 2.4g
          Fat: 2.1g
          Saturates: 0.8g
          Salt: Trace

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